The Hangover was the (Golden Globe winning) comedy hit of 2009. With a budget of $35 million it managed to pull in nearly $500 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing R rated comedy ever. It also broke records by taking in $155 million on DVD/Blu-ray, which again is the highest grossing for a comedy.
Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms signed deals to return for a sequel in March and there was speculation that the gang may be heading to Thailand. Director Todd Philips initially denied that in an interview with Collider earlier this year, however he may just have been trying to throw people off.
According to ComingSoon:
The Hangover sequel is headed to Thailand, a source has just confirmed to ComingSoon.net. Production will move there this fall with a script that sees the characters from the 2009 hit comedy traveling to Asia.
Warner Bros. has already set a May 2011 release date, and it’ll be interesting to see if the sequel can match the success and reaction of the first film. Being released a week after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides might not help.